Ron DeSantis Tuesday to âdeclare the previously unthinkableâ and keep schools closed through the end of the school â¦ Portions of a Manatee County elementary school were closed temporarily for disinfection earlier this week and some employees are quarantining at home after an employee learned they were positive for COVID-19 on the first day of staff training for the new school year. Three Manatee County schools closed portions of their campuses for cleaning this week after reporting cases of COVID-19 days after reopening for the new school year. MANATEE COUNTY, FL â At its Tuesday meeting, the Manatee County Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency in Manatee County as Tropical Storm Eta moved toward Floridaâs west coast. This page contains the major holiday dates from the 2020 and 2021 school calendar for Manatee County School District in Florida. Manatee. BRADENTON -- Manatee County public school students will start school a week later than originally planned, whether on their campuses or online from their homes, the school board decided Tuesday. Less than 48 hours after reopening to students, COVID-19 cases were reported at three Manatee County schools. The School Board of Manatee County has delayed a vote on a possible extension of Superintendent Cynthia Saundersâ contract after calls for more due diligence and public input. The Braden River High School's marching band has won the state championship for three consecutive years in a row. Schools in Manatee are set to open for classes on August 17. Please check back regularly for any amendments that may occur, or consult the Manatee County School District website for their 2020-2021 approved calendar and 2021-2022 approved calendar.You may also wish to visit the school district homepage to check â¦ As of Wednesday evening, about 30 people had taken shelter at Manatee High School but none at Mills, so the elementary schoolâs shelter was closed â¦ Floridaâs statewide teachers union called on Gov. Three Manatee County schools closed portions of their campuses for cleaning this week after reporting cases of COVID-19 days after reopening for the new school year. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported Manatee Education Association President Pat Barber said she had heard that six teachers will be in quarantine after having contact with the person. Three Manatee County schools closed portions of their campuses for cleaning this week after reporting cases of COVID-19 days after reopening for the new school year. The Manatee County School District is known for its performing arts. Manatee County Schools had their plan ready immediately, announcing late Tuesday that they will being using an Instructional Continuity Plan around a â¦ Employees who didn't have such contact returned to work on Tuesday. The School District of Manatee County and Sarasota County School will have schools open as regularly scheduled on Tuesday.